Monthly Micro Winners January 2023

Congratulations again to all of the shortlisted authors. Here are the winners! We received 82 entries, so first prize wins £123 and second prize wins £82

First Prize Winner: In This House We Don’t Burn Sage by Jeanine Skowronski

Why we chose it: we loved the unusual take on the theme

Second Prize Winner: House of Dunes by Angie McCullagh

Why we chose it: we liked the strong and consistent imagery through the piece

People’s Prize Winner: In This House, We Don’t Burn Sage by Jeanine Skowronski

Shortlisted Stories

Angel Numbers by Caroline Jenner – Read it here

Hope In A Box by Paul Thompson – Read it here

Oh Emily I Prayed by Julia Ruth Smith – Read it here

The Hum of Maybes by Henry Edwards – Read it here

A Nail-Biting Life by Ann Tudor – Read it here

The First Time Afterwards by Maria Thomas- Read it here

Present Tense by Denise Bayes – Read it here

Kyiv Christmas by Katy Wimhurst – Read it here

Verity by Emily Macdonald – Read it here

Jeanine and Angie win the cash prizes, and Jeanine also wins a ticket the the online flash fest

Well done to everyone!

We’ll be back with our next monthly micro comp in February.